Hi! I’m just a working mom trying to make ends meet.

My unruly food bill led me to an epiphany:  If I don’t rule my finances, they will surely rule me.    I’ve found that being systematic and strategic about our food bill, makes me happy!  This was a big surprise for me because it seemed counterintuitive – If I was cutting back on expenses, wouldn’t that make me feel resentful?  Nope – The truth of the matter was that I was expanding my locus of control and becoming enthused and engaged in this venture.

Every week I will publish a menu plan that includes recipes and my grocery list – both for staples for the pantry, as well as anything I need for the recipes.  I will share with you the weekly tab so you can see how we are able to eat for under $137 a week.  I will update you on new tricks or services that help you save time and money, e.g. How this Product Changed My Life and the Ten Ways this App Saves You Money.  From time to time, I will do a bit of comparison shopping and post my results on the results of my research and where to shop.  I will even update you on ways to cut your restaurant bill, pack budget-friendly, kid approved lunches, and how to kick the drive through habit! In short, I will do the leg work that will help you cut that unwieldy food bill in half!  My posts will contain useful, real-world, family-tested ideas that you can use to save yourself thousands of dollars every year!

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